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The Truffle Hunters

Run Time 84 minutes no interval
Price $12-$19 no BF
Presented By BREC

Italy | Italian with subtitles | Documentary | M

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Thursday
15 July 2021
11:00 am
Thursday
22 July 2021
6:00 pm
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Deep in the forests of Piedmont in Italy, a handful of men seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation.

They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. Untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, they opt instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritise in-person connections and community.
The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters’ secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Directed and produced by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw.

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